So we know their will be a “Edition Select” mode which allows you to play different versions of every character. We’re not getting USF4 for a while, so for fun lets discuss how Ultra Evil Ryu(the best version of him for sure) against the very best characters from all iterations of SF4.
vs Vanilla Sagat: I don’t think he would do that bad in this match up against the almighty Vanilla Sagat. He can’t low profile tiger knee trap with cr. MK and he has to deal with Sagat’s more damaging normals and his LOL combo. But he still out footsies Sagat. With meter he dish out great damage with his FADC combos that now end with sweep since his sweep has been sped up. Even with 1100 stun, he can still dizzy Sagat in two combos with a successful ambiguous jump in although you’re better off going for a combo with less stun and trying to dizzy him on the next move. With Shaku you don’t have to chase Sagat around if Eryu has the life lead. So he can make Sagat come to him. Probably still 6/4 for Sagat just because of the damage output though.
vs Super/2012 Cammy: Not sure which one Cammy players think is the best. One still has TKCS, the other has all those cool links. Either way this one stays at 5/5. She beats Evil Ryu at mid range and can blow him up with one knockdown. But he can vortex her better than she can to him. She doesn’t have have delayed wake up, which he does. So he can still unblockable her all day after a sweep while she can’t after a back throw.
Vanilla Akuma: I think this is Evil Ryu’s worse match up among all Vanilla characters. 2012 Akuma is arguably his hardest match up and even though ERyu is better in Ultra, he’s not nearly as good as Vanilla Akuma. All the same problems in this match up remains, except Akuma now does way more stun and damage. Random sweeps is not as threatening anymore because Ultra Eryu gets DWU. But that’s not a big enough factor to even out this match up when he loses every where else. I’ll just say 6.5/3.5 for Akuma
AE Yun: I think AE Yun will blow him up the same way he blew up AE Akuma. The buffs just don’t help enough when Yun had so many good tools and a much better dive kick to pressure with. DWU doesn’t help since Yun’s pressure game is from soft knockdowns. If this makes any sense I’d consider this a bad 6/4 while Sagat is a good 6/4.
That’s all I got for now. If you have thoughts on him vs Vanilla Rufus, AE Fei, or Super Guile then please state it. It’s been very slow around here, maybe this can give us a little something to talk about for a while.